In a press conference Wednesday morning, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office has reached a settlement with the national pharmaceutical chain Walgreens for $83 million.
“Today, we’re announcing that the state of West Virginia is settling for $83 million for its claims against Walgreens. We have signed the agreement and we have sent that out to the political subdivisions for their review and approval,” Morrisey said. “As of right now, every single one of the settlements that we brought in has been ratified, and we’ve made the participation numbers that are required under the agreement. So we have made incredible progress.”
The settlement resolves a lawsuit that alleged many pharmacy chains failed to maintain effective controls as a distributor and dispenser that contributed to oversupply of opioids in the state.